Minneapolis is the largest city in the State of Minnesota with 400,070 residents. The city sits beside the banks of Mississippi river. The nearest airport is Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport, which is 21 kilometres from the centre of the city. Minneapolis compared to Saint Paul which is the state capital, is larger and has a denser population. There is an abundance of bodies of water, with over twenty lakes and wetlands, the Mississippi river, creeks and waterfalls that are all connected through a chain of lakes.
The city is the home to the University of Minnesota.
The Walker Art Center is a multidisciplinary contemporary art centre. Directly adjacent to it is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the Cowles Conservatory. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is amongst the top urban sculpture gardens in the USA. There are 40 art pieces permanently on exhibition, and numerous temporary structures which are regularly changed. The Museum of Russian Art has a stunning collection of beautiful pictures.
The Children's Theater Company is one of the best theatre companies in the USA that only plays dramas for children. Lake Harriet has its own beauty, coupled with the gorgeous mansions along the banks of the river. The Guthrie Theater was founded in 1963, and is an American centre for theatre performance, grooming, education and production.
Biking along the less crowded paths around the Lake of the Isles is a refreshing and delightful experience. Bike paths inside Minnehaha Park and Serene Falls are also very popular with the locals and tourists.
Mill City Museum is situated within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill. The Museum showcases the history of the flour mills through educational exhibitions. Some other attractions which are certainly include a mention and a gander are the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the American Swedish Institute building, Lake Calhoun, the Bakken Museum, the Basilica of Saint Mary, Saint Anthony Falls, Orchestra Hall, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the IDS Center, Northrop Auditorium building, Theodore Wirth Park, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Lake Hiawatha and Fort Snelling National Cemetery.